HTC is all set for its next flagship device after this year's HTC One X+. According to Unwired View, the next phone will be what is at the moment known as the HTC M7. It can be assumed that the device will make its debut during the Mobile World Congress.
It is all set to be the first device that will be sporting a 1080p display resolution on a 4.7-inch screen, which will give it a pixel density of 468 ppi (making it 40 percent higher than that of the iPhone 5). Other major details include a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, an LTE chip, a 13 megapixel camera with 1080p recording and an f/2.0 aperture. It will also have a 2 megapixel front facing camera with 1080p video recording. On the audio side of things, the device is set to have a dedicated amplifier designed by Beats along with stereo speakers. It is also set to support the next-gen Wi-Fi standard of 802.11ac, which theoretically has three times the throughput of 802.11n networks.
Getting ready for a new flagship?
HTC had recently unveiled the 5-inch Butterfly at an event held in Taipei. This smartphone's specifications are similar to that of the Japan-only HTC J Butterfly and the US-only Droid DNA.
The HTC Butterfly, minus the J, is identical in specifications to its US and Japanese counterparts, which means that the 5-inch, Super LCD 3 screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is featured on this handset as well. The smartphone comes equipped with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC running at 1.5 GHz and has 2 GB of RAM. HTC has chosen to endow the Butterfly with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and it's Sense UI on top. The handset features a 2020 mAh li-polymer battery that should keep the handset running for quite some time. However, the company has not stated how long the battery will last, so there is no official information available on the battery life.
Commenting on the launch of this handset, HTC Chief Executive Peter Chou said, “We are confident that HTC Butterfly will set a new example for high-end smartphones.”
Here is a quick look at some of the highlighted features of the HTC Butterfly:
- 5-inch super LCD 3 display with 1080p resolution
- 3G, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC, DLNA
- Bluetooth 4.0 with USB
- 8 MP camera with AF, BSI Sensor, f/2.0 with 1080p video recording, 2.1 MP front camera
- 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
As mentioned in the specifications table above, the Butterfly comes with an 8 megapixel rear camera that has an aperture value of f/2.0 and features a 26 mm lens. HTC has also included a range of features like auto focus, LED flash and a BSI sensor that can be useful for capturing images in low lit environments. Another neat feature is that it can capture videos in 1080p, which allows for full HD video recording. It also comes with a VideoPic feature where a user can capture 6 megapixel photos while shooting HD video at the same time. The camera used here also features slow motion video capture and playback.